Find your tennis rating using National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) categories. This is the most accurate rating system available and was developed by the U.S. Tennis Association in 1979. Player levels are based on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0. This player is Just starting to play tennis.
The 4 main tennis levels are the NTRP, UTR, ITF, and ATP. The NTRP is used to place players in appropriate leagues. The UTR system uses an algorithm to rate players based on recent results and is used by college coaches. The ITF and ATP rankings are based on tournament points and are for professionals.
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The USTA defines player levels on a scale from 1.0 to 7.0 in its National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). A condensed version appears below. Take a few moments to determine your likely playing level. 1.0 Just starting to play tennis 1.5 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball into play. 2.0 Needs on-court experience.
Know Your NTRP Rating System. The National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) is the official system for determining the levels of competition for the USTA League Program. As a competitive, or at least serious, tennis player, you should know where you fall on this rating scale. Why?
Study the “Play Tennis” self-rating chart Start reading from the top of the chart, beginning with Level 1.0. Find the level that best describes your general level of play. Ask your Instructor or Coach to validate your self-rating, if you think that will help.
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Level 4.0. You have dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate-paced shots. You can use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success and occasionally force errors when serving. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Teamwork in doubles is evident.
Just learning tennis. First few lessons, beginner level. 1.5: A tennis player with very limited court experience. This player is working on basic strokes and serves, trying to keep a ball in play. 2.0: BEGINNER: This player knows how to hit all of the strokes, but lacks court experience.
Ultimately, your rating is based on your match results. If you are unsure of your level, choose the higher level of play. Once you've read the descriptions, you can create a free USTA account and self-rate your tennis level at any time. Click here for guidelines on self-rating.